eNewsletter October 2016

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Newsletter October 2016

OCTOBER 1, 2016
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Baxter Black: The curious cow


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Baxter Black is a cowboy, poet, philosopher and former large-animal veterinarian. He is also a radio and television commentator. Listen to one of his new stories about the curious cow.

Watch the video


Pipet Super Sale
Take 25% off of our already super low prices 
with Promo Code MN1016


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Sterile Pipets, Polystyrene, Serological Type

Sterile Pipets, Bacteriological, APHA


Weber Scientific has been a major supplier to quality control laboratories since 1959.  Our amazing large volume purchasing makes this special offer possible.  Save hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars.  You simply cannot afford to pass up this awesome limited-time offer.  

•  Absolutely sterile 
•  One-piece construction 
•  Crystal-clear polystyrene
•  Calibrated to deliver (TD)
•  Graduation accuracy is ±1.5%
•  Color-coded with cotton plug in mouth end
•  5 and 10 mL sizes are 2” shorter for ease of use
•  Certified RNAse, DNAse and pyrogen free, and non-cytotoxic

Please enter the promotional code MN1016 into the "Promo Code" box during checkout and the sale price will be applied. Order online using the link above. You can also call in the order at 800-328-8378 or fax the order to 609-584-8388.

Colonial Spirits: A brief history of America’s first beer makers


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Colonial Spirits, A toast to Our Drunken History offers a peek into the barrooms and battlefields of the revolution, and a sip from the punch bowls of our ancestors. Within its pages you'll find the stories behind everything from our founding fathers' favorite tipples to the surprising origins of American beer, wine, rum, and whiskey. This isn't a simple history, or even a recipe book: it's an almanac of alcohol and the birth of our nation, with lists, charts, and recipes alongside tall tales and folklore.

The author, Steven Grasse, is the founder of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction in Philadelphia, the owner of the Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile and the man behind Hendrick’s Gin and Narragansett Beer. 

Read an excerpt from his booze book, detailing the early history of American beer.

NEW Certified Beer Flavor Standards


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Aroxa™ “Uno Kit” Beer Flavor Standards (Cara Technology)

Use this set of certified beer flavor standards to deliver up to two hours of taster training for ten people, or as a personal flavor training kit. The kit includes four positive beer flavors, four off-flavors and two taints. The AROXA™ Uno Beer Flavor Standards kit comes complete with a presentation box and informative flavor cards for each standard. AROXA™ certified beer flavor standards are: food grade, free from sensory impurities, extensively tested and safe to smell and taste.

Flavor Standards Included:

  • 2,3 butanedione: “Diacetyl, like butter, or butter popcorn”
  • Dimethyl sulfide: “DMS, like sweetcorn or tomato sauce”
  • Ferrous sulfate: “Metallic, like ink or blood”
  • Hop oil extract: “Like hoppy ale”
  • Hydrogen sulfide: “H2S, like boiled or rotten egg”
  • Isoamyl acetate: “Like bananas or pear drops”
  • 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol: “Like a skunk or freshly-brewed coffee”
  • Trans-2-nonenal: “Papery, like cardboard or oxidized beer”
  • 2,4,6-trichloroanisole: “Musty, like corked wine or a damp cellar”
  • 4-vinyl guaiacol: “Phenolic, like cloves or wheat beer”



Discussion: The Food Safety Modernization Act


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Dr. Robert Brackett is the Vice President of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Director of Institute for Food Safety and Health, and Professor of Food Science. In this short video taken at the 2016 International Association for Food Protection meeting Dr. Brackett discusses the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Watch the video

Drinking Beer Can Make You More Susceptible to Mosquito Bites



You’re trying your best to enjoy an evening cookout, but a constant swarm of mosquitoes follows you from grill to poolside. The threat? A pierce to your skin, leaving behind an itchy red welt and possibly even a serious illness. As you swat madly at the pests, you notice that others seem completely unfazed. Could it be that mosquitoes prefer to bite some people over others?

The short answer is yes. Mosquitoes prefer beer drinkers — along with certain blood types, skin bacteria, those with child and even certain clothing colors (apparently black, dark blue or red make you stand out to mosquitoes). One study found, just a single 12-ounce bottle of beer can make you more attractive to the insects. But even though researchers had suspected this was because drinking increases the amount of ethanol excreted in sweat, or because it increases body temperature, neither of these factors were found to correlate with mosquito landings, making their affinity for drinkers something of a mystery.

Read the article in Craft Brewing Business

In this issue


FREE Cows Cows Cows 2017 Wall Calendar


Twelve months of whimsical art featuring this favorite country character make the Cows Cows Cows 2017 Wall Calendar a sure bet for bovine fanciers everywhere! Artist Lowell Herrero adds rich layers of color to create vibrant works sure to captivate those who are crazy for cows. Beautifully printed on high-quality paper, LANG wall calendars also feature a coordinating gift sleeve, a brass grommet for hanging, and a generously sized day grid perfect for jotting notes.

  • 12 full-color images (January 2017-December 2017)
  • Elegant linen embossed paper stock
  • Brass hanging grommet to prevent calendar tear
  • Linen Embossed Jacket
  • Moon Phases
  • Calendar size (opened): 13 3/8"w x 24"h

FREE with every order of $250 or more. Hurry – while supplies last!

Click here for details!

Please include the Gift Code WS1016 when placing an order via website, phone or fax.
When ordering on the website place this Gift Code in the "Notes/Instruction" field at check out (and not in the "Promo Code" box).


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2016-17 COVER-NLT.jpgOur 2016-17 specialized 265-page Buyer's Guide is dedicated to dairy, food and water testing. Inside, you'll find many exclusive and hard-to-find items, not to mention other great reasons to go with Weber:

  • Heavily discounted prices without any of the hassle
  • Free freight upgrades and expedited service at our expense--not yours
  • No-nonsense 100% Satisfaction Guarantee so you can order with complete confidence

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Sharon Wilson

Senior National Account Manager

Weber Scientific can special order, promptly and at a competitive price, just about any item, large or small, that you might need for your laboratory.
Simply call (800) 328-8378 or

email info@weberscientific.com

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